A New Program Judges If You’re a Criminal From Your Facial Features
The machine learning experiment boasts seemingly incredible accuracy, but is being criticised for human biases and the potential to label innocent people as guilty.
How Wall Street Dehumanized Teenage Inmates with Scientology-Infused Therapy
This is what happened when Goldman Sachs cash paid for teenage inmates on Rikers Island to try a bizarre therapy tinged with Scientology.
A Former Inmate Talks About How Prisons Manufacture Criminals
Prisoners often suffer dehumanizing abuse at the hands of guards and other inmates, and are ill-prepared to get jobs and homes once they're out—is it any wonder so many of them go back to crime?
My Grandfather Was a Gun-Running Psychopath Who Hung with William S. Burroughs
Paul Lund was a serial womanizer, a career criminal, and a friend of the Beats. He was also, as I recently found out, the father my mom never met.
Fear, Tension, and Assault Rifles: Inside a Ferguson Bar
The Dellwood Lounge remained unscathed through all the unrest. Maybe the people on the street were just as afraid of what was behind the plywood as the men on their barstools were of the chaos outside.
The US Prison System Is Shrinking, but Very, Very Slowly
There were a lot of celebratory headlines after Attorney General Eric Holder announced a drop in the federal prison population last week, but the state-by-state numbers tell a more complicated tale.